Tag: livestreaming

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J Balvin to headline the big Halloween event in Fortnite

Halloween's on 31 October? It starts a lot earlier than that in Fortnite. The game's 'Fortnitemares' celebration kicked off yesterday (21 October) with a haunted island, pumpkin rocket launchers, rideable witch brooms, a...
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Amazon launches Breakthrough Live weekly livestreams series

The timing may be awkward given the renewed DMCA takedown notices currently battering Twitch, but Amazon Music is stepping up its livestreaming activity, including with its sister platform. It’s launched a new weekly...
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Twitch is fielding another round of DMCA takedown notices

Music rightsholders are stepping up the pressure on Twitch to sign platform-wide music licensing deals, with another round of DMCA takedown notices for archived broadcasts and clips on Amazon’s live video service. Esports...
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Push Live Unlimited helps artists with simul-livestreaming

As the number of artists exploring livestreams at scale grows, so there's going to be a need for decent infrastructure around that. One example is being announced today, by live-tech firm Push. It's a tool called Push...
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Kylie Minogue set for Driift-run ‘Infinite Disco’ stream

More evidence for the growing ambition of online concerts for bigger artists comes with Kylie Minogue's 'Infinite Disco' event on 7 November. It's the latest event from Driift, the company launched earlier this year by...
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Billie Eilish merch store will be integrated into livestream

We reported earlier this month on plans for Billie Eilish's first livestream, the $30 'Where Do We Go? The Livestream' concert on 24 October. Startup Maestro is the technical partner, and it's been talking about a new...
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OnNow·tv proposes some metadata standards for livestreaming

The metadata debates around recorded music have been raging for as long as there's been a digital music industry. Time to apply them to music livestreams too? Startup OnNow·tv thinks so. It's the company founded earlier...
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Livestreaming platform Diuo will share revenues and equity

We wrote about livestreaming promotions firm Driift earlier this year (and again below) as a company spinning off from the management sector to work on online concerts. Now there's another firm coming out of the live production...
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Defected to hold three-part ‘We Dance As One’ livestream

Dance label Defected Records did a great job earlier this year with its 'Virtual Festival' series of livestreams, raising $1.2m for the World Health Organization's Covid-19 relief fund over 10 weeks. Now it's coming back...
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Japanese ticketing firm Zaiko launches $475k fund for artists

We first wrote about Japanese ticketing firm Zaiko in April 2019 when it raised its first round of seed funding, and again a year later with a deeper dive into how it had adapted towards ticketed livestreams in the first...
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Livestreaming startup Moment House raises $1.5m from starry seed investors

Scooter Braun, Troy Carter, Patreon CEO Jack Conte, actor Jared Leto and artist Kygo's Palm Crew Investments are among the investors in the latest ticketed livestreams startup, Moment House, which announced its $1.5m seed...
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BTS ‘Map of the Soul ON:E’ online concerts sold 993k tickets

K-Pop stars BTS set an official world record earlier this year when they attracted more than 756,000 paying fans to their ‘Bang Bang Con’ livestreamed concert. Last weekend’s ‘Map of the Soul ON:E’ concerts outdid...